Big Ten Players of the Week
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
In the interest of full disclosure, I did cross paths with the Big Ten powers that be on Saturday night at the Wisconsin-Ohio State game, so there could be some similarities between my list and the official rundown announced Monday.
Illinois QB Juice Williams -- The junior set a Michigan Stadium record with 431 yards of total offense as Illinois steamrolled a talented Wolverines defense. Williams threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more in another dominant road performance. He ranks eighth nationally in total offense and 55th in rushing average.
Penn State LB Josh Hull -- After being criticized during the week for his play in previous victories, Hull came up big in Penn State's latest triumph. He racked up a team-high 11 tackles -- all solo -- and had two stops for losses. The Lions held Purdue to six points and 241 yards, 163 yards below its average.
Minnesota PK Joel Monroe -- Monroe bounced back from a rough start to convert several pressure-packed kicks for Minnesota in what turned out to be a surprising defensive struggle against Indiana. The senior kicked second-half field goals of 29, 42 and 38 yards, the last of which clinched the victory with 22 seconds left. It marked the first time Minnesota made three field goals in a game since 2003.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State